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Pastor Lupina Stewart Shares Her Excitement about CLI

Leadership Ministry, Gifts To TMF

Listen to Pastor Lupina Stewart share why she is excited to attend Launch 1.0 in October! Lupina is the Associate Pastor at Northern Hills UMC in San Antonio and she has been invited to participate in the Courageous Leadership Imperative's event - Launch 1.0.

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Millicans honor the past and invest in the future through support for clergy leaders

Leadership Ministry, Legacy Giving, Gifts To TMF

“My wife Kristie and I have developed a passion around supporting young clergy,” said Wesley Millican, explaining the drivers for the endowment he and his wife established at TMF to help pastors participate in TMF’s Leadership Ministry learning communities.

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The Multiplier Effect

Leadership Ministry, Legacy Giving

Laurinda Kwiatkowski, Outreach Pastor at University UMC in San Antonio, describes how Leadership Ministry learnings are profoundly impacting her ministry, the congregation she serves, and the young leaders she mentors.

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Defining a Family Legacy

Legacy Giving, Grants

Generosity can be spurred from the simplest moments, during a hand shake or a smile, in the aftermath of a light rain or in the beauty of a sunlit day. For Jan Baucum, that moment came during her childhood, growing up in a tiny farming community in West Texas.

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Advancing Interfaith Education at McMurry University

Grants

Picturesque and charming – these are the words that come to mind when you envision McMurry University, a small liberal arts college in Abilene, Texas. Known for warm hospitality and an underlying culture of servant leadership, it might be surprising to some that not even two years ago, McMurry underwent a firestorm of negative press from across the country as a result of living into their values of hospitality. As the news story grew, individuals who had never heard of McMurry previously were sending letters of complaint and some alumni were threatening to withhold financial support.

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Generosity in the Storm

Legacy Giving, Grants

Two feet of rain fell in the first 24 hours. One third of Houston was underwater. 75 schools closed. 39,000 people were forced into shelters. 203,000 homes were damaged. Harvey. We know the name well. Most of us were glued to the news the entire time this hurricane was raging, and we held out hope our neighbors would be alright. It was difficult to imagine that amount of rain colliding with a city we loved in such a short period of time. For those who lived in Houston, it was still difficult to imagine.

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Amarillo couple extends generosity to Texas coast neighbors

Legacy Giving, Grants

When asked why he and his wife Jan made a gift to TMF’s Grants Ministry in support of Harvey relief and recovery, Charles King described a rough illustration: “Draw a vertical popsicle stick with God at the top and me at the bottom and a heart in the middle,” he instructed. “That’s where the relationship begins – as a willing receiver of God’s grace, acceptance, and love. Being willing to receive is a key first step.”

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Jack Wilson:  Called to Delight

Legacy Giving

“I’ve devoted a lot of my life to children,” Jack Wilson said. “I was a child,” he continued with a sly grin, “And I’ve never grown up.”

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